$1,000,000 is more than what most people make in their lifetime. However, people would spend this amount of money different ways if they could get their hands on it.
“I would use the money to set my parents up for life, pay my college tuition, and then probably save the rest,” said Katelyn Patterson.
Family and education are very important to Katelyn, and she would use the money for those two reasons before spending it on other things.
Sadie Trevino said, “I would buy out a concert, go see Hamilton, and then buy a really nice house.”
Having fun and enjoying life is what is important to Sadie.
To conclude, $1,000,000 could change people’s lives, but in many different ways for each person.
Free time is something that most people wish they had more of. It can be hard to find free time between going to work, school, or taking care of your kids. However, free time is usually a good thing and helps people.
“During my free time I like to lift weights because it helps me think,” said Adrian Mendoza.
When Adrian has had a long day, lifting weights helps to relieve his stress and allow him to think things through.
Alexis Phillips said, “I like to read during my free time because it's relaxing and interests me.”
Alexis finds reading enjoyable since she can do it almost anywhere and because it helps her to relax if she hasn’t had a good day.
From lifting weights to reading, there is a really wide range of things you can do during free time.
Originally Published Oct. 6, 2016
The new English teacher, Ms. Reagan, has decided to embark on her second year of teaching at De Queen High School.
Ms. Reagan attended college at Henderson and attained a Bachelor's in English and her Masters in Advanced Instructional Studies with a Specialization in English knowing she’s always wanted to be an English teacher.
As a teacher, Ms. Reagan tries to make learning fun for her students.“I try to make it an environment where it’s fun and it’s social as well as educational,” Ms. Reagan said.
Ms. Reagan tries to avoid lectures as much as possible. She plays Pandora, and gives lots of collaborative learning types of activities. She wants her students to enjoy her class and to be the one they look forward to each day.
“The most difficult aspect of teaching is timing,” said Ms. Reagan.The reason she says timing is the most difficult is because there is so much to be done in such a short time of forty five minutes a day and only nine months of school a year. This timing issue makes Ms. Reagan’s goal for her students just to be for them to grow as people personally and educationally during this period of time.
“The most rewarding part of being a teacher is when you hear a student make a positive comment about your class, and you realize that you are helping them,” stated Ms. Reagan.
Ms. Reagan appreciates knowing that she is helping her students and that they have a positive concept of her class.
Facing the new school year head on, Ms. Reagan is trying to make the best of teaching at a new school and hoping to have a positive impact on student’s lives.
Interview with Diana Ramirez:
G: Have you ever participated before in any pageant?
D: No, I haven't. This is my first time.
G: Why are you participating? Who or what made you participate this year?
D: I just wanted to do this because it is my last year here since I am a senior.
G: What do you like the most about pageants?
D: I guess just getting dolled up and looking pretty.
G: Do you plan on participating in some other pageants in the future?
D: Depends on how I do in my first pageant.
G: What would you tell the people to make them vote for you?
D: That I won't disappoint them.
G: Why would you like to be in 1st place?
D: Because I think it would be an accomplishment I made, and I would be really happy because it is the first time I'm in a pageant.
G: How are you planning to win?
D: I guess just trying my best and hoping for the best.
Reading allows people to escape into many different worlds. These worlds depends on the types of books people read, which is why many people like different kinds of books.
“My favorite book is After, by Anna Todd, because I loved all the drama in it,” said Ariel Varela.
Books with lots of drama entice people like Ariel and make the book interesting to read.
Addie Steiner said, “My favorite book is The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, because of the time period it takes place and the way the characters break the rules of society.”
Going back in time and reading about how things once were is what Addie and others enjoy to read.
To conclude, there are books out there for everyone. All you have to do is just find the right one.
Why did you decide to join the National Guard?
“Because I know I’m about to graduate and I need to think about my future, and I know the National Guard will provide me with job training of my choice,” Jose Hernandez answered.
What kind of job training did you choose?
“Power Generator Equipment Repair,” Jose Hernandez replied.
Why did you choose this job?
“Because I know it will help me be an electrician which is one of the most needed jobs at the moment,” he answered.
What did you have to do to join?
“Well, first you must take the A.S.V.A.B. test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery), and second, you have to talk to a recruiter. You must also be a U.S. citizen or resident, then you have to fill out paperwork, and then you have to pass a physical test. Once completed, you are basically in. “Later on you have to go to basic training,” Said Jose Hernandez.
The year 2016 was filled with many ups and downs for everyone, but hopefully, the ups outweighed the downs.
“My favorite part of 2016 was when we beat Hot Springs in football,” said Adrian Mendoza.
The thrill of winning a football game helped make the year 2016 great for Adrian. However, not everyone played football this past year.
Belen Hernandez said, “Winning the El Dorado basketball game was one of my favorite parts of 2016.”
Working as a team to overtake their opponent was one of the highlights of the year for Belen.
Overall, many memories were made in 2016 and it will be a year to remember.
Christmas has many different aspects that seem to appeal to most people. It’s a time for giving, receiving, and enjoying the Christmas spirit.
However, people are more excited about some parts than others.
“Getting out for school is by far my favorite part,” said Maryana Rafael.
Winter break is a two-week vacation from school that takes place during Christmas and New Years. This makes people like Maryana enjoy Christmas even more.
Quinshaun Bennett said, “Spending time with family and friends is my favorite part.”
During this time, lots of families come together to pass the holiday together. Usually, they exchange gifts, catch up, and enjoy each other's company.
With Christmas coming up, many people are excited and ready for it to be here already.
With there being four different seasons, everyone prefers and dislikes different times of the year.
Spring entices a lot of people with its beautiful scenery and sunny days. Maria Jimenez finds it to be her favorite time of the year.
“Spring is my favorite season because flowers are blooming and soccer season starts up,” she says.
However, some people like a totally different time of the year. JooAna Guerrero enjoys the cold weather and sweater time of the year.
“Winter is my favorite because of Christmas and snow,” said JooAna.
Both girls agreed that summer was actually their least favorite season. They both enjoy summer, but think the cons outweigh the pros.
“It’s just so hot that you want to stay inside,” Maria said.
To conclude, everyone has their own opinions about the different seasons throughout the year.
With fall coming quickly around the corner, there are many things to like or dislike about it. We interviewed a couple of different people to ask them what their favorite thing about fall is.
When Ruby Peppers was interviewed, she said, “my favorite thing about fall is probably all the leaves changing in the cooler weather. With fall here, that also means it’s time for football season.”
Even though there are several things about fall to like, there are several things not to like about fall too.
When interviewed, Grant Ethridge answered, “the only thing about fall that I do not like is how everything is flavored with pumpkin spice stuff. What I do like is the cold weather, because that means that I can wear a hoodie all the time.”
With a new season arriving, people feel different about each one. New seasons bring new changes, and some people like certain seasons better than others. Everyone’s opinion is different, and that’s okay.
At De Queen High School, we have a variety of different lunches throughout the year, but some are preferred or disliked more than others.
Alejandro Lerma finds the bean burritos to be delicious and his favorite school lunch choice.
“I love eating the bean burritos and would eat them everyday if I could,” said Alejandro.
However, Dennise Tellez dislikes the bean burritos and finds them to be her least favorite food choice.
“The bean burritos just aren’t something I look forward to eating,” said Dennise.
When the question about what changes you would like to make to school lunches came up, both again had different replies.
Alejandro said, “I think they should start giving out seconds more.”
Dennise went in a different direction and brought up the line issues.
“I think they should have four lines, so that we aren’t waiting in line for such a long time,” she said.
Overall, both people agreed they enjoy the school lunches and find an option everyday that they enjoy eating.
Most people don’t know what it is like to be a twin, but Abby and Ashley Dykes do.
Growing up as twins, they have made many memories together and have learned to enjoy each other’s company.
Ashley even said, “The best thing about being a twin is you always have someone to hang out with.”
Being a twin is almost like being connected at the hip, you are always together. This can be useful sometimes, but other times it can have negative effects.
“The worst thing is that she knows about everything I do,” Ashley said.
Abby and Ashley have created a bond with each other that is different than the bond they have created with their other siblings.
“The only difference is that we pretty much know everything about each other. For example, if one of us goes somewhere, the other one goes too. Also, we almost always understand what the other one is trying to say. If we're in a group of people and Ashley says something that no one else gets, I get it. Finally, we’re not constantly with our brothers like we are each other,” said Abby.
To conclude, Abby and Ashley both agreed that they would never want to go through life without being twins.